• Released
  • October 31, 2012
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • Biography
    Visual Arts
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Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Synopsis
Photographer Gregory Crewdson spends nearly a decade creating a portrait of small-town America.
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Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Brief Encounters reps a must-see for art lovers.
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100

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro crams a wealth of material into a tight 77 minutes, smoothly communicating the group effort required...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
It is a rare thing to witness the creative process. But in the excellent new documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, filmmaker Ben...
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90

Village Voice

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Crewdson and others (including Russell Banks and Laurie Simmons) speak eloquently about his project, but it's the on-set agonies - to...
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88

Slant Magazine

Brief Encounters is great entertainment.
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75

Boston Globe

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Crewdson's work is distinctive, and this film does a great job helping us understand the specific nature of his vision.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
These elisions give an odd feeling to a film so long in the making. Crewdson's work ultimately begins to seem less enigmatic than he is...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Creepy doesn't begin to describe these masterworks of control freakery, nor does beautiful - they look as if they're glowing from the...
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